Yamagata Rough Cut!

A “rough cut” is a loosely edited, incomplete version of a film or short video screened before its final edit. The purpose of Yamagata Rough Cut! is to create a space where film festival participants from all over the world can come together to watch, hear, experience, and discuss “rough cut” short films. The program attempts to create a space where a dialogue transcending standpoints, genres, and borders about “raw” film footage is possible. We bring together people from all walks of the industry—producers, audiences, critics, and researchers—to meet and interact across roles, considering together a collection of the world’s unruly, unpolished visual fragments and cutting up our notion of “film” as a finished whole.

Comradeship  Dir: Mauk Kham Wah (MYANMAR)
Puay Chai  Dir: Keenen Yong (MALAYSIA)
Bou Sho  Dir: Kasetsu (JAPAN)
Our Faith / Nuestra Fe  Dir: Kayama Shota (JAPAN)